By Peter Fusilero
Executive Sports Editor|
Head coach Ashley Graham spoke with her team for a good half hour after Friday night’s loss to the Hersey Huskies.
“I think we came out very flat tonight and we didn’t seem ready to go and compete,” Graham said. “We beat them in the second half and we beat ourselves in the first.”
The lady Knights (6-4) did not shoot very well and did not take care of the ball resulting in being down 27-5 in the first half.
They were able to outscore the Huskies by 10 in the second half, but they came up short losing 43-30.
Prospect’s leading scorer last year, sophomore Taylor Will (10.0 PPG), was scoreless in the first half. Not only was poor shooting a factor in the lady Knights’ loss, but turnovers (18) and free-throws (12-24) made an impact as well.
“[Turnovers and missed free throws] coupled with lack of energy isn’t going to help us win too many ball games,” Graham said.
Sophomore Catherine Sherwood (11 points, 6 rebounds) agrees with her coach that the loss last night was because they didn’t come out invigorated from the start.
“We didn’t come out ready to play and we were lifeless,” Sherwood said. “We need to come out more positive and really strong so we can start out well.”
Graham takes the loss as a learning experience and hopes to improve from this point forward.
“We can’t take any game for granted and we have to come out with energy and enthusiasm and spirit for the game,” Graham said. “That’s the most important thing and we need to find that right now.”